Steps For Migrating Data, Applications To The Cloud

Steps For Migrating Data, Applications To The Cloud

Steps for Migrating Data, Applications to the Cloud

As more companies move additional data and business applications to the cloud, chief information officers continue to develop recommendations to simplify the migration process.

CIOs, especially those who manage enterprise-class operations, note that project management is key to a successful migration of applications and data to the cloud. Despite the likelihood of cost savings over time, initial migration expenses for enterprises can be high. Moreover, moving functions to the cloud carries as much risk as implementing traditional hardware solutions because of pushback from employees who must learn new systems, integration issues with existing software and systems, and cost surprises.

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According to InfoWorld, chief information officers endorse establishing a plan that carries their organization through the entire migration process. In addition, one member of the information technology staff should be appointed as the lead for the project. That person should drive the migration process, including overseeing the strategy development, identifying needs, and writing a business case for the shift. The project manager can also serve as the point person in products, vendors, and providers and scheduling all facets of the migration.

Planning Cloud Migration

Selection of a project manager for a cloud migration should focus on a team member who either has experience with cloud-based solutions or one who is open to the idea of embracing a new technology. This is especially true for organizations that are new to the cloud or which currently use a minimum of cloud services. Nonetheless, the person in charge of the project should also have a keen understanding of existing hardware and software solutions as well as the business functions that will be addressed by the migration.

Although many vendors recommend migration to the cloud for cost efficiencies, the fact is that implementation of any new technology solution requires an initial outlay. Chief information officers increasingly suggest that companies earmark the funds needed to finance the entire migration at the outset of the project and expect savings to occur over subsequent business cycles. This measure enables organizations to complete their migrations in the shortest period possible without slowdowns due to budget red tape.

By Glenn Blake

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Glenn Blake is a writer for CloudTweaks and has been writing about technology trends for over 25 years.

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